The Beugorohene, Daasebre Awua Kotoko has expressed deep worry about the upsurge of invocation of death curses at Begoro in the Eastern region which account for 102 deaths yearly in the area.
Daasebre Kotoko, also the Benkumhene of Akyem Abuakwa traditional area said this when performing the installation ceremony of Seth Asihene, a driver and former Vice Charmian of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union as a chief.
According to the chief, the traditional council records show that, at least 32 deaths occur quarterly due to invocation of death curses by persons offended under the least provocation.
He said the act is very rampant, especially, among the youth who invoke death curses on colleagues suspected to be flirting with their girlfriends Daasebre Kotoko said this has led to a number of preventable deaths among the youth.
He explained that even though the traditional council has been performing rituals to overturn the consequences of such cases when reported early with the culprits heavily fined, many do it secretly, adding that the act is being supported by the influx of spiritualist in the area and disclosed that the traditional council will hold a meeting with the spiritualists in the area for solution.
He, however, advised the youth to desist from the act and instead dedicate themselves to God and focus on their education.
He warned that resident in the traditional area who fail to pay the levy being collected for the building of the chiefs palace razed down by fire two years ago will be punished by the traditional council.
Swearing the oath of allegation for the Begorohene, the newly installed Ankobeahene, whose stool name will be mentioned a week later as customs demands, vowed to serve Begrohene and partner him for development of the town. The newly installed Ankobeahene of Begoro is expected to be outdoored on Saturday.